I love chia seeds and this berry chia pudding is a simple, delicious and easy breakfast recipe. You can actually have a chia pudding at any time of the day. It’s filling, has healthy ingredients and can be served beautifully.
TO ADD MILK OR WATER TO A CHIA PUDDING
You can add milk, coconut milk, coconut cream or all three into your chia pudding. Think of it as something that you can be as creative as you like with, wait…isn’t that with just about all recipes? Yes and it should be!
I always use just coconut cream, mix it with the chia seeds and leave it in the fridge to set. Remember that because this is a chia pudding the chia mix is the foundation of the recipe. Once you have the mix out the fridge it’s up to you how you want to serve it.
- chia pudding is a mix of chia seeds and milk, any milk and or cream
- it can be eaten as a snack just like that and it tastes wonderful
- or as a filling meal
- you can add fresh berries into the chia mix or any fresh fruit (also tastes amazing with mango!)
WHAT BERRIES TO USE AND WHETHER TO COOK THEM OR NOT
You can use just about any type of berry when making chia pudding and you can also simply add them into your chia mix as soon as it has set out the fridge. In this recipes I cook my berries into a compote because I love a berry compote, the color flavor and I’m sure the smell but you can make it and let me know how it smells 🙂
HOW TO MAKE A BERRY COMPOTE
Heat a pan, add the berries a pinch of cinnamon, a squeeze of fresh lemon and the rind of that lemon, some honey (maple for vegans), and let it simmer itself into a nice thick jam like consistency. If you find it’s too thick add a drop of water. That’s it!
Let the berry compote cool down completely before layering into a glass. I also love keeping it in the fridge, in a regular bottle and use at a jam on toasts and a slice of blue cheese! (couldn’t resist sharing that because I have loved jam and cheese on toast ever since I was in my early twenties! Oh what a time to be alive 🙂
WATCH HOW TO MAKE A BERRY COMPOTE
SO WHAT TO ADD THIS BERRY DELICIOUSNESS TO?
KEEPING THE CHIA SEED MIX IN THE FRIDGE
If you enjoy chia as much as we do then I would suggest adding a little more of the chia and milk mix and use it as needed. We normally mix chia with milk (almond, coconut milk or coconut cream) then leave it in the fridge and use it for a day or two.
Each time you are going to use it, you can take a little of the chia mix and then the world is your oyster! Add anything on it like, fruit, berry compote, yogurt and honey etc or eat it just like that it really is up to you.
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CHIA PUDDING WITH A BERRY COMPOTE
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/4 cup coconut cream
- 1 cup mixed berries (or just one type of berries)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsps water
- fresh mint
- Mix the chia seeds and coconut milk and leave in the fridge to set for anything between 2 hours to overnight.
- About 30 minutes before you are ready to use the chia mix you can start making the berry compote.Add into a pan the berries, cinnamon, honey, lemon juice and rind and bring it to a simmer. Let it cook/simmer until you have a thick berry sauce. Add the water if needed. Once that's done, let it sit till completely cooled down.
- If the chia and coconut milk mix is too thick, add a little milk or water gradually to get into the consistency that you want but I would suggest adding a teaspoon at a time.
- Layer the chia seed mix and the berry compote in layers into your preferred glass or bowl. Finish with some fresh fruit and fresh mint. Enjoy! xoxo